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Isa Funtua, Buhari’s ally dies at 77


Ismaila Isa Funtua, Chairman, Bulet International Construction Company and life patron of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has passed on at the age of 77.
He was said to have died of cardiac arrest on Monday in a hospital in Abuja.
The businessman, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, are from the same Katsina State.
He was said to be among those who critics of the Buhari regime referred to as the cabal.
Funtua, along with the late former Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; and the President’s nephew, Mamman Daura; were described as powerful members in the ‘kitchen cabinet’ of the Buhari administration.
The deceased served as the Minister of Water Resources in the defunct Second Republic during the administration of President Shehu Shagari in 1983.
He was also the founding Managing Director of the defunct Democrat Newspapers in Kaduna.


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